How Many Professional Sports Teams Are In Pittsburgh?
There are 3 major professional sports teams in Pittsburgh, including the 16 championships have been won between the 3 teams, making Pittsburgh a decent sports city.
Great players come to mind when you think of the three major sports teams in the Steel City. Names like Lemieux, Stargell, Swann, Clemente, Greene, Harris, Bradshaw, Wagner, Kiner ... the list could just go on.
Crosby. Jagr. Francis. You get the point.
Which teams are they and in what sport(s)?
It's been over 40 years (1979) since the Pirates last hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy. Prior to that, they won in 1971, 1960, 1925, and 1909.
Gotta hand it to the Pirates for the sweet field. We're big fans of how PNC is laid out with regard to the city.
Tied with the New England Patriots for the most championships in the Super Bowl era with 6 each is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The first four Super Bowl rings came from the Noll, Bradshaw, Steel Curtain-led teams of the 1970s. The second two came with Roethlisberger at the helm in 2006 and 2009. Cowher coached the first and Tomlin coached the second.
Anyone watching this year's Super Bowl won't be treated to a Steelers appearance with the team losing to the KC Chiefs. However, you can still enjoy the Ultimate Super Bowl drinking game at your SBLVI party.
5 rings are owned by the Penguins. Twice they've come in back-to-back bursts. The first in 1991 & 1992, which were led by a force of offensive talent in Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jágr, Mark Recchi, John Cullen, Paul Coffey, Rick Tocchet, Ron Francis, Larry Murphy and Kevin Stevens. That is a stupid amount of 90's hockey talent.
And then again in 2016 & 2017. This time with Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Kessel, Hornqvist, and Sheary. This was a bit different from the Crosby/Malkin show in 2009. The same 2009 Stanley Cup win that followed so soon after the Steelers Super Bowl victory in XLIII.
To wrap it all up, those are your Pittsburgh Pro Sports teams.